Choreographers’ Evening 2016: Curated by Rosy Simas
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Choreographers’ Evening 2016: Curated by Rosy Simas

Over the course of 40-plus years, the Walker’s Choreographers’ Evening has offered an exciting range of Minnesota dance reflective of each choreographer/guest curator who frames the evening through a specific lens. This year’s curator, Rosy Simas, selected particular works that “complement each other, dances that reflect the times we live in, and dances that I think will create thought-provoking conversation among audiences.”

Choreographers’ Evening features Akiko, Erin Drummond, Joelle Fernandez & Frankie Hebres X Al Taw’am, Robert Keo, Paula Mann, Megan Mayer, Crystal Norcross, Laura Selle Virtucio with Holo Lue Choy, Deja Stowers – BLAQ, Taja Will, and Magnolia YSY. Their pieces range from humorous to political, from abstract to literal, solos to group work, with choreography rooted in contemporary, hip-hop, and improvisational dance aesthetic.

A mainstay in the local dance community, curator Rosy Simas is a celebrated performer, multifaceted choreographer, and respected Native American activist and educator.


  • In memory of Sage and John Cowles, support for Choreographers’ Evening is provided by the Unity Avenue Foundation. Additional support provided by The McKnight Foundation.